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Killer Cool's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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This week had a lot of articles that I really enjoyed. Between great articles, and good articles that spawned great comments, I had a hard time keeping this post short enough to keep anyone's attention. So, let's get to the week. First, I really liked Monday's article about DRM lock-in....
Killer Cool's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Google's attempts to circumvent grant-back clauses are evil, hurt its reputation as a licensing partner

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Yesterday I reported on a Motorola Mobility v. Microsoft trial in Mannheim, Germany, where the wholly-owned Google subsidiary desperately tried to argue that a grant-back clause in an Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) license agreement between Microsoft and Google wouldn't apply to Microsoft's implementation of the DirectPush part of EAS. And I...
Google's attempts to circumvent grant-back clauses are evil, hurt its reputation as a licensing partner

The Jenna Marbles Paradox: Why Are YouTube Videos So Terrible?

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It’s been nearly 7 years since YouTube first launched its “Partners Program,” a platform for YouTube creators that gives them a portion of revenue made on their videos, and nearly two years since Google invested more than $100M in YouTube content producers. Despite this financial influx, the quality of content...
The Jenna Marbles Paradox: Why Are YouTube Videos So Terrible?

OneRiot’s New Realtime Search API Served Up With A Side Of Revenue

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Last summer, realtime search engine OneRiot was one of the first engines to debut an API to allow developers to integrated OneRiot’s search results into their applications. Less than a year later, OneRiot is seeing 97 percent of its total searches coming through its API. Today, OneRiot is rolling...
OneRiot’s New Realtime Search API Served Up With A Side Of Revenue

TNW is heading to Cannes for MIPCube to see what the future holds for TV

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Has it really been a year since the last MIPCube? Well, yes it has been, as it happens. From April 8-11 this year, MIPCube will strive to “reinvent the content experience” at the heart of the broader MIPTV event. MIPTV, (Marché International des Programmes de Télévision), is a TV industry...
TNW is heading to Cannes for MIPCube to see what the future holds for TV
Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don't Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

YouTube heralds arrival of in-stream ads, built-in annoyance for mobile devices

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If you've made it a habit of viewing YouTube videos on your mobile device in an effort to flout the site's pre-roll ads, your days of bliss are quickly drawing to a close. Today, the site implemented TrueView in-stream ads for the mobile platform, and like you've become accustomed...
YouTube heralds arrival of in-stream ads, built-in annoyance for mobile devices

Apple reportedly launching streaming TV service by Christmas, despite content provider reluctance

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Apple is pursuing a plan to introduce a streaming TV service by Christmas this year, in spite of the “tough time” it is having bringing media and content producers on board, according to a New York Post article. The report claims that Apple’s insistence in controlling “all aspects” of the...
Apple reportedly launching streaming TV service by Christmas, despite content provider reluctance

Ted Nadeau: How everyone is a content creator, and what it means for brands [Video]

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Ted Nadeau‘s career is a good example of the evolution of publishing; after a decade managing digital content for major magazine publishers in the US, such as Condé Nast, Hachette Filipacchi Media and Hearst Magazines, he is now the President and COO of Style Coalition, which connects influencers with brands. Nadeau’s area of expertise...
Ted Nadeau: How everyone is a content creator, and what it means for brands [Video]

YouTube to launch premium channels in France

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YouTube is partnering with French content producers to bring premium channels like those seen in the US to its French operations. According to French newspaper Le Figaro, the premium offerings are due to launch in October, and the company is in the final stages of negotiations with content makers. The...
YouTube to launch premium channels in France

That's a lot of videos: YouTube now responsible for 17% of home Internet traffic

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YouTube is now responsible for 17.1 percent of all residential fixed-line downstream traffic in North America, according to Sandvine’s latest global internet phenomena report. The traffic management specialist’s report for the first half of 2013 still lists Netflix as the most popular bandwidth consumption pastime — 32.3 percent of all...
That's a lot of videos: YouTube now responsible for 17% of home Internet traffic

Toni Johnson: The Debate Over Anti-Piracy Laws

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Congress has postponed floor votes for the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), bills intended to increase protections for copyrighted digital content. This marked a victory for opponents who mounted landmark digital protests to call attention to what they believe was a move to give...
Toni Johnson: The Debate Over Anti-Piracy Laws

BitTorrent looks to share some revenue with artists

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The file-sharing company BitTorrent has begun testing an advertising model through which it would share ad revenue with content producers whose work is downloaded through the service, promising a way for artists to monetize informal sharing of their digital content....
BitTorrent looks to share some revenue with artists

Jesse's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Just as with our discussions on the efficacy of rain dances, I am most fascinated by stories of the baffling choices of copyright maximalists which, albeit unintentionally, most definitely promote content piracy/theft [insert Chris Dodd's buzzword of the week]. With that in mind, my favorites list will consist of stories...
Jesse's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
Pocket Introduces Publisher Tools And Analytics To Extend Content Life With Its 8.5M-Strong Audience

Ooyala launches personalized video discovery platform

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From mobile to desktop, Ooyala's new content discovery system aims to keep viewers glued longerAs the world of online video rockets in popularity, content producers and brands are searching for the best way to deliver the ultimate viewing experience while getting the most effective monetization out of it. Ooyala, a...
Ooyala launches personalized video discovery platform

Meet The Internet Video Stars: Hak5 & TechnoBuffalo

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There was a time when YouTube - and all of Internet video - was dominated by cat videos. dumb stunts and crotch kicks. And while we'll never be free of such lowbrow gems, the genre has grown to accommodate decidely more sophisticated content - particularly in the technology arena. While...
Meet The Internet Video Stars: Hak5 & TechnoBuffalo

Sharethrough Launches A Video Portal At Sharethrough.tv To Show Off Ads That Don’t Suck

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Ever want to re-watch one of those awesome and inspirational five-minute Nike ads, but didn’t know where to look? Video ad distributor Sharethrough has rolled out a new video portal that is designed to bring together all the most innovative branded ads all in one place. Sharethrough operates an ad...
Sharethrough Launches A Video Portal At Sharethrough.tv To Show Off Ads That Don’t Suck

YC-Backed Chute Nabs $2.7M From Salesforce & More To Become The Twilio For Media Content

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Chute knows you’re tired of hearing about yet another photo-sharing or photo-syncing app. So, although it dwells in the photo sphere, thankfully Chute is taking a different approach. The recent Y Combinator grad set out to become the go-to service that app developers and content producers turn to for managing...
YC-Backed Chute Nabs $2.7M From Salesforce & More To Become The Twilio For Media Content

… regarding Gizmodo and Apple:

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First of all, I’ve got to say that I’m a little disappointed in the fact that many people aren’t automatically on Gizmodo’s side here. I wrote some quick comments yesterday afternoon, which you can read here (and I still stand behind). I’ve heard a lot of angles as to why...
… regarding Gizmodo and Apple:

Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

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Well, this will teach people not to defy well-funded lobbying cartels. Ars Technica reports that Derek Khanna, a staffer for the Republican Study Committee, has been fired for writing a memo that urged reform of America’s copyright laws and thus angered powerful lobbies such as the Recording Industry Association of America...
Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

Hulu Gets Tricked Into Running On Android 2.2

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Android 2.2 supports Flash, but if you hoped to watch Hulu on your brand new Android device, you’re out of luck, since Hulu doesn’t have arrangements with the content producers to cover mobile phones.However, there’s a nifty trick to make Hulu run on your Android 2.2 device; all you...
Hulu Gets Tricked Into Running On Android 2.2

About.com's New CEO On How To Stay Relevant

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[tc_5min code="517767512"] Even with 84 million uniques each month, About.com tends to fly under the radar. But there is change afoot since IAC bought out About.com from the New York Times last year, most notably the appointment of Neil Vogel as CEO. We brought in Vogel, as well as Chief...
About.com's New CEO On How To Stay Relevant

Mobile Publishing Platform Pressly Raises $1.5 Million, Launches To Public At Last

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Pressly, the mobile publishing platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt finalist which makes websites smartphone and tablet-friendly, is today launching to the public, accompanied by $1.5 million in outside funding from iNovia Capital and OMERS Ventures. The platform uses a combination of HTML5 web technologies and customizable templates to allow publishers and...
Mobile Publishing Platform Pressly Raises $1.5 Million, Launches To Public At Last

Netgear Debuts New NeoTV, NeoTV PRO and NeoTV MAX Streaming Players To Take On Roku

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Netgear unveiled an all-new lineup of streaming media players today, including the NeoTV, NeoTV PRO and NeoTV MAX, available for $49.99, $59.99 and $69.99 respectively beginning today, September 20. The three devices all represent significant upgrades to Netgear’s existing line, and add more content sources and HTML 5 support to...
Netgear Debuts New NeoTV, NeoTV PRO and NeoTV MAX Streaming Players To Take On Roku
Demand and Google leave farm fight behind with “premium” YouTube channels

YouTube to roll out premium channels in Europe, starting with France

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YouTube is working with content owners to release 13 premium TV channels in France, the French newspaper Le Figaro revealed today. While this is a first outside of the US, where professional channels were launched last December, other countries such as Germany and the UK may soon follow. According to...
YouTube to roll out premium channels in Europe, starting with France

Is 2011 like 1994 for Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and the Web?

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Fact: In 1994 I thought Apple was going to own it all. By 1999 most magazines thought it was dead. Fact: In 1992 Pointcast shipped. By 1999 it was dead. Fact: In 1994 Microsoft was beta testing a system called “Blackbird.” They killed it before shipping it. It was...
Is 2011 like 1994 for Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and the Web?

Quick List Of Successes In Which Copyright Didn't Matter

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There's sort of an odd back and forth that happens at Techdirt, where we spend a great deal of time highlighting all the success stories of artists and creators that managed quite well without operating under the stringent guidelines of intellectual property laws. Glyn Moody recently covered one such story...
Quick List Of Successes In Which Copyright Didn't Matter

Mediagazer launches as the Techmeme of media

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Today Techmeme creator Gabe Rivera launched Mediagazer, his latest news aggregator.  The site will cover the latest media news, from the production side, to distribution and new technologies. Mediagazer features the same hybrid approach of automatic and manual editing for selecting stories as Techmeme. The site is edited by Megan...
Mediagazer launches as the Techmeme of media
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